Transport for London banks on Ellis Patents

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Transport for London (TfL) has installed Ellis Patents’ innovative Pegasus cable hangers in its £500 million Bank Station capacity upgrade project.

Specified through ETS Cable Components, the hangers were chosen because their modular design meant they could be manufactured to the project’s very specific requirements.

Noman Shabir, Ellis Patents’ National Sales Manager, says: “TfL wanted hangers that could be supplied to meet a variety of radii because of the changing curvature of the operating tunnels running in and out of Bank Station. In addition, they needed a product that featured pre-drilled holes so that they could accept cable cleats for signal cables.”

“Traditional cable hanging systems wouldn’t have coped with these requirements on the basis they come in set sizes and configurations. Our thinking when we designed Pegasus was that no two rail projects are ever the same and as such project-by-project flexibility was vital.”

As with all of its products, Pegasus was designed and developed completely in-house by Ellis Patents. Featuring an aluminium spine that can support any number and configuration of polymer cable hangers, the modular cable hanging system is not only more adaptable than similar products, but also stronger and lighter; making it quick and easy to install. Ellis Patents manufactures Pegasus cable hangers using LUL approved materials, which are suitable for installation underground and within tunnels, as well as UV stabilised materials for installations above ground and trackside.

The Bank Station capacity upgrade project was aimed at relieving heavy passenger congestion during peak hours and has seen the construction of a new southbound platform tunnel and associated length of running tunnel for the Northern line.  It also incorporated the construction of connecting passageways to the existing station tunnels and the provision of step-free access from King William Street. It is due to be complete and fully operational in the Autumn.

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